The New York Fashion Week Spring 17 shows have ended and now that it’s all said and done I think the trends are playful and sophisticated (though not terribly unexpected). I’m looking forward to seeing them start to emerge in 2017. Here is a roundup of some of the most popular trends you’ll want to have in your closet once we’re clear of winter weather.
NYFW Spring 17 Top 10 Fashion Trends
1. Slip Dresses
It’s difficult to deny the 90s are back. The slip dress was all over the runway. Keep it from looking too youthful by layering it with a button front top or turtleneck underneath, or an oversized chunky cardigan or jacket on top.
Shown at: Alexander Wang, Dennis Basso, Narciso Rodriguez (pictured above), Elizabeth and James, Wes Gordon, Diane Von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley, Altuzurra, J Mendel, Alice + Olivia, Boss Women, Cushnie et Ochs, Noon by Noor
2. Wide Leg Pants
One of my hands down favorite trends. Wide leg pants are sophisticated and (worn with the right proportions) can be very slimming. Achieving that long and lean look is something we all strive for as we walk down our own personal catwalks- i.e. the sidewalk and our office hallways (or is that just me?) This should definitively be one of the trends to try. Make sure your top is fitted to create the right balance.
Shown at: Creatures of Comfort, Michael Kors, Tibi (pictured above), Jenny Packham, Lacoste, Alice + Olivia, Oscar de la Renta, Akris, Christian Siriano, Erin Featherston, Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth and James, Brandon Maxwell, Dion Lee, Derek Lam
3. Off The Shoulder Tops
Though this trend can be tricky for the over 30 set, when executed correctly the outcome is very sexy without giving too much away. Own this trend this upcoming spring and the air of confidence that comes with it! Note: we still hate cold-shoulder tops, so invest in a good strapless bra and wear an off the shoulder top or dress instead. Please.
Shown at: Bibhu Mohapatra, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano (pictured above), Delpozo, Erin Fetherston, Milly, Proenza Schouler, Vera Wang, Kate Spade, Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera
4. Stripes (Black + White)
I think the fashion rule certain people can’t wear stripes is myth. Stripes have been on trend for several seasons now and for Spring 2017 it was bold black and white. The age-old color combo is timeless and flattering. So go thin strips or thick stripes; your choice, but just do it! Just make sure they are vertical to keep you looking slim.
Shown at: Akris, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam (pictured above), Alice + Olivia, Son Jung Wan, Carmen Marc Valvo, Christian Siriano, Milly, Proenza Schouler, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jenny Packham
Another trend we always see for spring is florals, however they are starting to evolve. For Spring 2017 the print got a little bolder and brighter. Not as delicate as seasons past, the new florals are punchy and fun.
Shown at: Delposo, Michael Kors, Altuzarra (pictured above), Naeem Khan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Jenny Packham, Prabal Gurung
6. Primary Colors
8. White Dresses
10. Asymmetrical Hem
Bonus: Bra Tops
Shown at: Alexander Wang, DKNY, Victoria Beckham (pictured above), Altuzarra, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Brandon Maxwell, Noon by Noor, Christian Siriano, Michael Kors
– Carmen Turner
Images: Vogue and NYMag
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